Mexico City. The Mexico City Attorney General’s Office determined that the January 7 accident at the Potrero–La Raza interstation on Line 3 of the Metro Collective Transportation System was caused, in addition to reckless driving, by intentional burns and cable cutting. of train number 24, due to the fact that the security measures established for the operation of trains were not respected.
After announcing the results of an investigation that claimed the life of Yaretzi, an 18-year-old student, and non-serious injuries to 106 people, it was detailed that the cutting and burning of cables was from the connection of the power lines, on its eastern and western sides. Communication, signaling and automatic piloting at Potrero station.
In view of the aforesaid situation, which was detected earlier, at 8:00 pm on Friday 6 January, a signaling failure inside the tunnel was reported to the central control post, affecting a set of signals that would allow the advance of trains. controls, hence the safeguards that were made external.
However, the reckless driving of train number 24 which did not respect driving measures in safety mode, which means it cannot exceed 35 kilometers per hour to avoid any incident and it exceeds the established speed.
With speed reduction, it is demanded that drivers can respond and avoid accidents in a safe manner, in addition to guaranteeing adequate reactions with sufficient distance and time, which were not respected.
Due to the foregoing, it was determined to prosecute the investigation folder and requested the Controlling Judge of the Superior Court of Justice, Carlos Alfredo N., that the driver of Train No. 24 be ordered to begin a preliminary hearing and to determine his alleged be called to attend. responsibility.